Matchbox Yesteryear: Y13-3-C-10 Crossley (1918) - Carlsberg

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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y13-3-C-10 Crossley (1918) in cream with gloss black chassis and darker green grille, front, and rear canopies with white "Carlsberg" on a dark green background on the rear canopy sides. It comes packed in the original maroon coloured box. Consideered RARER than the 13-3-C-5 ice blue version.

The model has no opening parts. The cab tilt, rear canopy, and radiator grille are all in the darker green plastic. The seats are maroon. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: Cream body & glossy black chassis
Cab Roof: Darker Green plastic, lightly textured
Rear Canopy: Darker Green plastic, textured & with molded features
Radiator: Darker Green plastic grille with die cast, plated surround
Seats: Maroon plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Gold, 12 spoke
Tyres: Black
Plated Parts: Gold/Brass colour
Box Type: J - maroon coloured box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the "D" type body without cleats or raised edges to the rear body tray, type "B" front springs (additional strengthening web has been added), and the type "E" baseplate with the inscription rearranged, the drive shaft incomplete, a 3mm diameter hole in the centre, and the addition of Y26, held in place with two rivets.

Issued between 1984 and 1985 with a stated scale of 1:47, this item is rated RARE in the 2002 Yesteryear Book, and is considered RARER (and much harder to find) than the Y13-3-C-5 with the ice blue plastics.

Item: 3146